WaterFire’s Recommendations for December 12th-14th

WaterFire and the Providence Rescue Mission to bring you a very special Christmas WaterFire. Thanks to an anonymous donor as a gift to the City, the 41 braziers in Waterplace Park Basin to Steeple Street will burn brightly, turning downtown into a winter wonderland on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th.

Waterplace Park Basin, photo by Erin Smithers.

WaterFire has worked with Providence Rescue Mission to bring you a very special Christmas WaterFire, now in its third year. Thanks to an anonymous donor as a gift to the City, the 41 braziers in Waterplace Park Basin to Steeple Street will burn brightly, turning downtown into a winter wonderland for both Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th.  With the holiday spirit of inspiring people and bringing people together, as well as to showcase the incredible work of Providence Rescue Mission, we have planned a memorable event including a festival of trees along the Basin at WaterPlace park, a Holiday Arts Festival Plaza held inside the tunnel at Waterplace/Union Plaza, special musical highlights throughout the night, and more. We hope you will join us on one or both nights!

 

Thursday, December 12

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland at Slater Park

Held in Slater Park, this annual festival of lights also includes fun events for the family.

Trinity Rep presents: Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike

Check out the New England premiere of the newest play from the outrageous comic mind of Christopher Durang. 

 

Highlights of the Holidays Tours

Located in Bristol, Blithewold mansion is a beautiful historic mansion that offers experienced tour guides to explore not only the history of the house and the family throughout the year. Decked out in holiday garb, the tour includes insight in how family stories interweave with the decorations and ornaments and ribbons and greenery.

Friday, December 13

31st Annual Foundry Artists Association Holiday Show and Sale

This annual showcase brings together over 65 local and region artists to offer unique, hand crafted wares that offers something for everyone on your holiday gift list.

 

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Visit Providence Performing Arts Center for a special night of holiday-inspired classics featuring the Boston Pops.

 

WaterFire Christmas 

Begin your weekend with us at WaterFire! Festivities begin at the close of the workday at 5pm.  Throughout the night enjoy the festival of trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses to benefit Providence Rescue Mission, enjoy the handmade wares from local artists at the Arts Festival Plaza, and enjoy holiday music from many local caroling ensembles and choral groups. This annual event, now extended for two nights, will be a fun for the whole family event that we hope will become an annual tradition for everyone.

Saturday, December 14

Home For The Holidays

Visit the John Brown House Museum on historic Benefit Street in Providence, to explore what kind of Christmas merriment (or lack thereof) John Brown and his immediate family would have witnessed in Providence during their lifetime.

 

Federal Hill Christmas Stroll

Peruse Atwell’s Avenue on Federal Hill for an early evening featuring carolers, holiday treats, and family friendly events to celebrate the holiday’s.

 

WaterFire Christmas 

Lighting begins at 5pm though you can come down early to walk around Providence and to visit the Arts Festival Plaza in WaterPlace/Union Plaza Tunnel which will open at 3pm. Throughout the night enjoy the festival of trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses to benefit Providence Rescue Mission, enjoy the handmade wares from local artists at the Arts Festival Plaza, and enjoy holiday music from many local caroling ensembles and choral groups.   

 

Sunday, December 14

The Providence Flea

The Flea, featuring vintage vendors of all sorts, goes indoors to Hope High School.

 

Festival Fete’s Holiday Market Held at Rhode’s on the Pawtuxet, this holiday market includes more than 150 contemporary American art and craft artisans.

 

We hope that you enjoy your time in Providence,  the Creative Capitol, by touring the many museums,  local stores and culinary delights. Head over to our main page to get around the city easier with maps, our dining out guide, hotel suggestions, parking recommendations, and more.

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